Cinema screenings took place in the UK in October 2013, and in early 2014 in the United States.
It is, make no mistake, one of the great musical productions of this or any era.
The production was filmed by Digital Theatre and distributed by Cinema Live in the UK, and SpectiCast and Fathom Events in the US.
The film was released in more than 1000 cinemas around the world, including the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands, Russia, and the United States.
Merrily We Roll Along was the first Digital Theatre film to be screened in the United States. The one-night-only screening took place on October 23, 2013. The screening was sold out in advance, and late-night screenings were added to help meet the demand for tickets.
Starting in December 2013, Digital Theatre made the film available for digital download for almost a year. On October 22, 2014, Digital Theatre held a “final online global watchalong,” encouraging viewers to share the viewing experience by tweeting with the hashtag #MerrilyOnScreen. After the global online screening, the film was removed from the site.
Maria Friedman’s glorious revival, rightly transferred to the West End.
The Daily Telegraph
Set over three decades in the entertainment business Merrily We Roll Along charts the turbulent relationship between three friends Franklin, Mary and Charley. Starting in 1980 and travelling backwards in time, this powerful and moving story features some of Sondheim’s most beautiful songs including ‘Good Thing Going’, ‘Not a Day Goes By’ and ‘Old Friends’.
The most intelligent, gripping, brilliant musical in town, perfectly realised. Anyone with a heart should come out reeling.
MARK UMBERS – Franklin Shepard
DAMIAN HUMBLEY – Charley Kringas
JENNA RUSSELL – Mary Flynn
CLARE FOSTER – Beth Spencer
JOSEFINA GABRIELLE – Gussie Carnegie
GLYN KERSLAKE – Joe Josephson
ZIZI STRALLEN – Meg
MATTHEW BARROW – Ensemble
MARTIN CALLAGHAN – Ensemble
AMANDA MINIHAN – Ensemble
AMY ELLEN RICHARDSON – Ensemble
ROBBIE SCOTCHER – Ensemble
GEORGE FURTH – Book
STEPHEN SONDHEIM – Lyrics and Music
MARIA FRIEDMAN – Director
CATHERINE JAYES – Musical Director
JONATHAN TUNICK – Orchestrations
TIM JACKSON – Choreographer
SOUTRA GILMOUR – Designer
DAVID HERSEY – Lighting Designer
GARETH OWEN – Sound Designer